Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Has Bump & Grind been bumped off?

Its inevitable demise was long rumored, but Bump & Grind managed to hang on until the very end of 2009, when a "closed indefinitely" sign appeared on the door of 439 East 17th Avenue and this message on its voicemail: "We are closed, and quite possibly forever. Right now it's up in the air. We will let you know as soon as we know."

Say it ain't so! No more Petticoat Bruncheon? This town won't be the same without sassy drag queens serving breakfast.

And Bump & Grind wasn't the only casualty of 2009. We'll post December's Restaurant Roll Call here later this morning.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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